We are working closely with the South Dakota Department of Health and CDC
on recommendations to keep you safe. If you are experiencing symptoms,
please call first at 605-698-7681. Our healthcare providers will evaluate
your symptoms, explain your best course of action, and determine if you
need to be tested.
Seek medical help immediately, call 911 for anyone experiencing:
- Extreme difficulty breathing,
- Constant chest pain or pressure,
- Severe, constant dizziness or lightheadedness,
- Slurred speech,
- Difficulty waking up
COVID-19 Screening Tool
For South Dakota updates and more information about how to prepare and
precautions to take visit:
Appointment and Procedure Updates
We have updated appointment and procedure practices to help reduce the spread of
the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
At this time, we are taking clinic appointments. In some cases, appointments
or procedures may need to be rescheduled. If there are changes to your
care, your provider will contact you. If you have questions about your
appointment, care needs or prescription refills call Sisseton Clinic at
Know Where To Go
To help us control and reduce the spread of COVID-19, CDP Health Care System
has closed many entrances. All individuals will be screened at the
main entrance during our regular operating hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. After-hours individuals
will be screened at the
emergency department entrance. Reminder: a no-visitors restriction is currently in effect. Thank you
for your cooperation.
What to Expect When You Arrive
CDP Health Care System has updated procedures to reduce the further spread
of COVID-19 and help keep our patients, visitors and staff safe.
Be prepared to have your temperature checked at the
main entrance and share any symptoms you are experiencing, especially those commonly
associated with COVID-19. These symptoms include a fever, a cough and
shortness of breath.
We ask those who come with you to your appointment to wait in their vehicles
for their safety and the safety of others. Visitor restrictions are in
effect which include non-essential escorts.
Updated Visitor Policy & Visitor Restrictions
We have updated our visitor policy to help keep our patients and staff
safe. Important updates include:
No visitors will be allowed except for:
Inpatients: Visitors will only be allowed based on palliative-care needs. Family members
should call the hospital/unit before coming.
Emergency department: One visitor for pediatric, vulnerable adult, trauma or other patient requiring
communication to a health care provider on their behalf.
Pediatric patients: One adult visitor allowed per patient.
Labor and delivery patients: One adult visitor allowed per patient.
All other visitors will be asked to leave the hospital, and no visitors
who are ill will be allowed. CDP Health Care System does encourage family
members and friends to use alternative methods of communication with patients,
such as phone calls, Facetime, Skype or other digital channels.
CDP Health Care System appreciates the understanding of everyone impacted.
Non-Essential Elective Procedures Postponed
To further reduce the risk of spreading the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
in the region, Coteau des Prairies Health Care System (CDP) will only
perform urgent and emergent surgical procedures at this time. Patients
should discuss the need for a procedure with their surgeon.
All non-essential elective procedures are postponed, and those patients
are being notified.
CDP is taking proactive steps to protect our community members. This decision
aligns with Governor Noem’s executive order regarding COVID-19 and
the recommendation from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
How To Protect Yourself
Clean your hands often
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially
after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing,
- If soap and water is not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains
at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together
until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact
- Avoid contact with people who are sick
- Put distance between yourself and other people. Practice social distancing.
Stay home if you’re sick
- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.
Cover coughs and sneezes
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use
the inside of your elbow.
- Throw used tissues in the trash
- Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand
sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Clean and disinfect
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes table,
doorknobs, lights switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards,
toilets, faucets, and sinks.
- If surfaces are dirty, clean them: use detergent or soap and water prior
We’re In This Together
While we’re not physically out and about, our community is always
together when it matters most. What we are facing as a Nation, as neighbors,
and at CDP Health Care System is different than anything before.
With your help, we can overcome this crisis, keep our families safe –
and protect those who are most vulnerable.
Do your part to flatten the curve: continue to stay home as much as possible.
If you need to go out, practice social distancing.
Together, let’s stop the spread of the Coronavirus!
Thank you and stay well from all of us at CDP Health Care System